Volkswagen and Microsoft are to collaborate more extensive than previously planned when it comes to cloud services from the Internet.
Herbert Diess, member of the Board Chairman of Volkswagen AG, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced in Berlin on Wednesday, the Microsoft-technology-based Volkswagen Automotive Cloud in the future also in the USA and in China.
Volkswagen wants future car generations, especially the fully electric model of the family – “ID.” – full network and its customers, the digital value-added services have to offer. The “ID.” will be the first vehicle to use the Automotive Cloud. “In 2020, he will come on the European market. In the same year the production starts in China,” said Diess. In the United States, a member of the “ID.”-Family roles, starting in 2022 from the Band.
Volkswagen is cooperating with its digitisation plans with the German specialists Diconium. In addition, the diesel scandal, which shook the group has acquired Swedish rival Volvo, the majority of the specialist for Telematics, WirelessCar. The automobile manufacturers Audi, the group belongs to the VW, is also involved with the navigation specialists Here.
Volkswagen, and Microsoft would now work on the “first” lighthouse projects “for connected car services,” it said. You will focus on communication and navigation solutions, as well as personalized services.